When I travel, I always look for bookstores. They are a much-needed place to walk around after hours in the air - although I confess it is usually a challenge to avoid buying a stack of new titles.
Barnes & Nobles are great, but smaller shops are heavenly. After we moved to the Upper East Side a few years ago, I was excited to discover the Logos Book Store on York Avenue.
I immediately knew these were my peeps when I walked in and saw one of my all-time favorite books - Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast" - on the table just inside the front door.
While this article in The New York Times focuses on their vast collections of Bibles and other religious-themed materials, they have a rather eclectic assortment. New and used books, ranging from current bestsellers, classic fiction and travel - to a curiously large section of Curious George in the children's section. There is also an entire section dedicated to "C.S. Lewis and Friends."
The shop hosts a regular calendar of events, from children's story times to reading groups for a variety of books. When I dropped by earlier this week, the booksellers were lamenting they had to cancel that evening's "Sacred Texts" reading group because of the expectation that the first Presidential debate would keep people away.
On this particular morning, I actually managed to get out of the store only buying one small paperback.
Please chime in and share your favorite book stores!